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Major Albert Desbrisay Carter DSO & Bar


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Major Albert Desbrisay Carter DSO & Bar less than two weeks at the front with the 26th Battalion, later an Ace with the Royal Air Force. No. 11 on the list of Canadian Aces of the Great War. Shot down by Leutnant Paul Billik of Jasta 51 and became a POW, repatriated after the Armistice. After the war, Major Carter commanded a Canadian squadron in England where they trained using captured German Fokker D-VII’s. During an exercise, Carter's plane collapsed in midair and he died on impact, 22 May 1919, at the age of 27.

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This article appeared in the press a few weeks before...May 3rd 1919. Courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive.

 

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